“I grew up in Florida so everything I know about hurricane preparedness, I learned in college. Which basically means either I went home and let my parents worry about logistics, or I holed up at a friend’s place with lots of alcohol and board games (Hurricane Party 101). So I ended up buying this weird, totally impractical mish mosh of stuff around 3 PM yesterday at the Duane Reade on Bedford: Cheez-its, chips and salsa, PopTarts (which I don’t even like), and two bottles of water… oh, and six bottles of red wine. Obviously. Then I decided I needed alternative sources of light, and Duane Reade was out of flashlights, so I bought some fancy candles somewhere on Bedford because if I have to sit in the dark at least it’s going to smell good.
As long as the power holds out, I plan on finally catching up on all the Real Housewives and Gossip Girl I’ve been missing. I can justify this because if the power does go out, I’m going to finally finish up The Brothers Karamazov–you know, just a bit of light reading. And I’ll be wearing this enormous Florida Gators hoodie for the duration of the storm. You know, tradition and all.”